Thursday, 29 May 2008

The Red Triangle


The red triangle - the trade mark of Bass Ales - was the first trade mark in the world to be registered. There you are, you have learnt something.

Cows Against A Bright Sky


The bright blue sky and powder-puff clouds provides a wonderful background to these grazing cows.

Log Jam


This pile of logs just seemed to make a pattern in the sun. But it is one of those photographs where the image when you get it home doesn't live up to expectations.

Home Guard


I have walked passed this concrete hut many times and I have never known its origins. The other day I came across a reference to it on Google Earth. Apparently, it is a Second World War Home Guard post.

Metal Sky


Just after the Golf Course, the sky is dominated by all these metal pylons.

Golfers


There is something slightly other-worldly about this shot taken on Huddersfield Golf Course.

Greenhead Church


Still in Greenhead, Huddersfield this splendid church dominates the area.

From Huddersfield To Heaven


Just across the park from yesterday's soldier stands this angel who seems to be pointing towards the park toilets!

From Huddersfield To Africa


This chap who looks rather like a Wild West pioneer, is, in fact, a Boer War soldier, He can be found on top of the Huddersfield War Memorial in Greenhead Park.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

The Collins Pocket Guide To Trees


I bought Issy a copy of the Collins Pocket Guide to Trees for her birthday. I must remember to look up what this is. The blossom today was beautiful.

Janie


I love this photo of Janie : it's the dress and the hair. Wonderful. I can remember taking it as though it was yesterday.

Tim


The page of the negative archives I was scanning today just seemed to have a lot of memorable faces. Here is Tim Enright : a wonderful man.

Annie And Me


My favourite Aunt - now, sadly, long gone. Auntie Annie was outrageously funny, very kind, and - in some ways - so very, very sad. Yes, that is me next to her!

Peter


Digging deep into the archives. This is Peter Howell and it must have been taken about 25 years ago.

Jenny


Jenny probably won't like it. She never likes my photographs of her. But I do - this is Jen.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

The Old Post Box On Toothill Lane


I wanted to write a poem about this postbox, but no inspiration came. So I took a photograph instead.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Calling In On Aunty R


Amy and I went for our walk this morning and called in to visit the grave of Aunty R. I was almost as though Amy could sense her presence : no that is just me being silly.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Amy Makes A New Friend


Amy seemed to get remarkably friendly with this swan during our walk today. I grew suspicious when I found her looking up recipes on the Internet for Swan Pie.

Blossom


At this time of the tree blossom is absolutely spectacular. This is a little cottage by the canal at Cooper Bridge.

A Real Mill, Still


This mill next to the Calder and Hebble Canal at Mirfield must be one of the few remaining mill buildings which hasn't been converted into up-market flats. Yet!

Friday, 9 May 2008

Somewhere Near Mirfield


One of the things about canal towpath walking is that you lose track of where you are in relation to the more familiar markers of the main roads. This was somewhere near Mirfield. Beautiful.

Dandelions At Their Best


The gorgeous spring weather means that the dandelions are at their best at the moment. Why don't people have gardens full of these lovely flowers?

Calder and Hebble Navigation

Amy and I continued our canal walk this week. Reaching the end of the Huddersfield Broad Canal, we joined up with the Calder and Hebble Navigation at Cooper Bridge and headed for the North Sea.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Monday, 5 May 2008

Dandelions Off The Wall


The ability of dandelions to grow in the most unusual places is amazing. And they don't scrawl slogans on the wall complaining about Spanish bluebells. They just get on with life.

Xenophobes Who Can Spell



Another of my graffiti series. The most surprising thing here is the xenophobe's ability to spell foreigner.

Huddersfield Broad Canal



Just a few hundred yards from the beer can dump you run into some lovely scenery as the canal sweeps away out of town.

Shell Cases


I don't know why, but I was put in mind of shell cases abandoned on a World War 1 battlefield when I came across this dump next to the canal towpath in Huddersfield. It's just a pity that the drinkers didn't fashion hand carved flower vases out of the remains.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Wheels Within Wheels



This is a close-up of the mechanism featured in the photograph from a couple of days ago. What is amazing is to see it still in use. It must break a dozen health and safety regulations.